Ethel SPOWERS, The rain cloud. Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1890 – 1947

  • England, Europe 1921-23, 1928-29, 1931

The rain cloud. c.1931 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in colour inks, from four blocks Support: buff oriental laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 17/30
Edition: proposed edition of 30, highest number recorded 20 (Bonhams, London, 16 April 2013, lot 105)

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'E.L. Spowers - 1931'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'The Rain Cloud' Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '17/30'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 20.8 h x 26.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1931.0002 | impression | National Gallery of Australia | 17/50
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.44
Subject: Australia, Art style: Grosvenor school linocuts
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, 1984.